by Mary Beth Bass

May 2005
ISBN: 0-505-52634-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Lovespell
Mass Market Paperback

On the advice of a friend, Claire Islington has returned to Vermont for a weekend getaway with her boyfriend. She goes with Ian although she has sworn never to go back due to an experience seven years previous. Claire needs answers and if that means a trip back to the inn where it all started then that is what she would do to get them. But what if those answers can only be found in a time over a century ago?

Harcourt Abernathy has never gotten over the death of his true love, Kate Ishingham. The grief has tormented him for over a century. Since the early 1800ís he has had to deal with the loss. A business trip to America took him to The Black Hound Inn. It is there he meets Claire for the first time. Claire escaped him once, now he has a second chance. But keeping the woman he loves may prove to be a fatal move. Does true love have a ghost of a chance?

Follow Me is one of the toughest books Iíve had to review. There is so much to tell and yet I am afraid of giving away too much. I was caught in the ethereal tale from the first word to the last. It is at times hard to follow due to the continual blending of past and present. Many times I found myself backtracking because I thought I missed something. You would think that these jumps in time frames would ruin the reading adventure and that would be the case had the author not managed to create such a compelling story. The reader is practically commanded by the haunting tale to continue to turn the pages. Because of the complexity of the story within a story and the theories it makes the reader ponder, Follow Me is an experience, not merely a read. Therefore, it is a book you have to experience for yourself to truly appreciate. One thing is for certain, however, and it is that love never fails.

Reviewed in June 2005 by Rho.

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